Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nobel medal and diploma of Francis Crick: available at auction

Francis Crick (1916-2004)  won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His Nobel medal and diploma are for sale at auction.

Francis H. C. Crick Nobel Prize Medal and Nobel Diploma.

Here's a news story st in the Christian Science Monitor that includes this estimate:
"The auction house handling the sale, Heritage Auctions, has valued the medal and diploma at $500,000, which is "an educated guestimate," said Sandra Palomino, Heritage Auctions' director of historical manuscripts. Estimates by Heritage's in-house coin experts went as high as $5 million, Palomino said. [See Photos of Crick's Medal & Other Auction Items]"

HT: Muriel Niederle

Estimated Price USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00
Actual Price USD 2,270,500.00

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